References and useful links

Best practices for RGB compositing of multi-spectral imagery, User Service Division, EUMETSAT

RGB Composite Satellite Imagery Workshop, Boulder, CO, U.S.A. 5-6 June 2007, WMO, Final Report.

WMO/EUMETSAT Workshop on RGB Satellite Products, 17-19 September 2012, Seeheim, Germany,


Training modules on RGBs published on the METED homepage:

Multispectral Satellite Applications: RGB products Explained

Dust detection by Satellite


Training module on RGBs published on the EUMeTrain homepage:

Operational use of RGB images


Presentations on RGBs published on the EUMeTrain homepage:

'Introduction to RGBs'

'Dust RGB'

'Dust and Mesoscale Patterns'

'Meteosat Microphysics RGBs'


The MSG Interpretation Guide contains Power Point presentations on the EUMETSAT suggested RGB images, see the 'RGB applications' part at the link:

Real time RGB images are published on the EUMETSAT homepage

Several case studies with RGB images are found in the Image Library of the EUMETSAT homepage

For the instructions how to calibrate the SEVIRI data into brightness temperature of reflectivity, and how to perform the solar zenith correction at the reflectivity calculation see the 'Conversion' Power Point presentation in the 'SEVIRI instrument' part of the 'MSG Interpretation Guide' at the link

The 'RGB Colour Interpretation Guide' of the EUMeTrain homepage provides examples of the typical colours of the RGB images.